2019 TU Delft Networking in the Netherlands (September)

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure to again guest lecture at TU Delft (Technical University of Delft), the Netherlands on the topic "Building your Network in the Netherlands" The learning goals were: Introduction and insights to networking in the NetherlandsPractical networking strategies to further your careerTools to increase visibility online and offlineTips for building and … Continue reading 2019 TU Delft Networking in the Netherlands (September)

2019 Rise and Lead Summit The Hague

On 19-20 September 2019, I had the pleasure of both attending and speaking at the Rise & Lead Summit in The Hague. This was the second annual summit, now spread over two days instead of one. I was very disappointed to have to miss the 2018 Rise & Lead Summit due to a back injury. … Continue reading 2019 Rise and Lead Summit The Hague

2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2019, I had the amazing experience of attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2019) in The Hague, the Netherlands. Co-hosted by the governments of the United States and the Netherlands, it showcased the depth and breadth of innovations that are improving lives around the world, and the critical role … Continue reading 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

2019 Female Ventures Delft: Double Potential

On Wednesday 12 June 2019, Female Ventures held a lovely event at YES!Delft. It's been a while since I have been at this location and they have grown! This incubator for innovation hosts around 100 startups and scaleups and has a very cool atmosphere. Jasmijn Giohalas, Program Coordinator gave a brief talk. For more info: … Continue reading 2019 Female Ventures Delft: Double Potential

2019 TU Delft Networking in the Netherlands Workshop (May)

On Saturday 11 May 2019, I had the absolute delight of spending the morning with nine lovely TU (Technical University) Delft international staff members and partners to deliver a workshop on "Networking in the Netherlands". TU Delft is well-known worldwide for their top class educational programmes in fields such as aerospace engineering (where my husband … Continue reading 2019 TU Delft Networking in the Netherlands Workshop (May)

Presenting yourself online and offline

On Wednesday 22 May, I gave an evening workshop to Masters students of the MBA, MICM and MFMC programmes at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. This workshop will offer some insights on how to best present yourself. Not only during a face-to-face presentation or interview but also online. One of the ways to professionally … Continue reading Presenting yourself online and offline

2019 International City Podium

The ICP (International City Podium) is an annual event to showcase Talent & Career opportunities in The Hague - Rotterdam region and was held this year on 23 May 2019. Organised by the International Community Platform and supported by partners City of The Hague, the World Trade Center The Hague, Universiteit Leiden, and The Hague … Continue reading 2019 International City Podium

2019 Spark Women Amsterdam

The 5th edition of the Spark Conference in Amsterdam helped #entrepreneurs to create, elevate and celebrate today, 26 March 2019. With a fabulous line-up of speakers and panelists, I learned a lot and connected with lots of wonderful women (and a few men). I attended Spark in 2015 and 2016 but had to miss the … Continue reading 2019 Spark Women Amsterdam

Welcome to the Zestee Blog

Welcome to the Zestee blog - this is a treasure trove of nearly a decade of my favourite topics, articles, resources, book reviews, summaries of events I've been to and more.  You can navigate by scrolling, or via the category and archive dropdowns in the sidebar (or below if you are on a mobile device). … Continue reading Welcome to the Zestee Blog

2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

Two months from today, on 27 September 2018, I'll be attending and speaking at the Rise and Lead Women Summer in The Hague.  With an amazing list of speakers, you can grab a great deal on early bird tickets, but still get a bargain on full price tickets if you miss out.  Student ticket prices … Continue reading 2018 Rise and Lead Women Summit The Hague

Businessclub Escamp Ondernemers Beurs 11 June 2013

Yesterday I attended an "ondernemers beurs"  in Escamp, an area within the Den Haag city council limits (in The Netherlands).  Supported by the government (Gemeente Den Haag) and local businesses who form the Businessclub Escamp, this was an evening event with a small beurs (expo) for ondernemers (business owners) and some presentations and workshops. If … Continue reading Businessclub Escamp Ondernemers Beurs 11 June 2013

2013 Ondernemersontbijt Den Haag (Entrepreneurs Breakfast)

The city council holds an Ondernemersontbijt Den Haag (Entrepreneurs Breakfast) four times a year. I attended for the first time this week, and it was held at Blu Events, Scheveningen.  There was a lovely view over the harbour and it was a nice sunny day - but also happened to be the windiest day so far … Continue reading 2013 Ondernemersontbijt Den Haag (Entrepreneurs Breakfast)

2013 Boerenkool met Bubbels Delft

Since arriving back in The Netherlands about 6 months ago, I've mostly attended english-speaking networking groups and events, such as Delft INA and Connecting Women.  Last night though, I attended a Dutch networking event and it was fantastic!  Organised by Ondernemend Delft it was held at the Theater De Veste, it was a really impressive event.  Borenkool … Continue reading 2013 Boerenkool met Bubbels Delft

2012 Connecting Women Annual Festive Bazaar

I've attended the Connecting Women events a couple of times since I arrived in The Netherlands early this year and it's a wonderful group  of inspiring, talented businesswomen.  I love that it's such a dynamic mix of different nationalities and a broad range of businesses.  You can also read an earlier blog post I wrote about this … Continue reading 2012 Connecting Women Annual Festive Bazaar

Increasing your Visibility

  On the 24th September 2012, I attended a Delft INA workshop on Networking - Increasing your visibility.  Presented by Cathy Delhanty, whose LinkedIn profile describes as a "social entrepreneur, networking queen and commercial consultant" we learnt lots of interesting perspectives on the importance of networking along with some practical tips on how to do so. … Continue reading Increasing your Visibility